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veil

 [vāl]
a covering structure; see also velamen and velum.
1. caul.
2. slight huskiness of the voice.

ve·lum

, pl.

ve·la

(vē'lŭm, -lă),
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain. Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen, velamentum
2. Synonym(s): caul (1)
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]

veil

(vāl)
1. a covering structure.
2. a caul or piece of amniotic sac occasionally covering the face of a newborn child.

caul

, cowl (kawl, kowl)
1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby.
Synonym(s): galea (4) , veil (2) , velum (2) .
2. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
[Gaelic, call, a veil]

ve·lum

, pl. vela (vē'lŭm, -lă)
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain.
Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen.
2. Synonym(s): caul (1) .
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]

caul

, cowl (kawl, kowl)
1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby.
Synonym(s): galea (4) , veil (2) , velum (2) .
2. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
[Gaelic, call, a veil]

ve·lum

, pl. vela (vē'lŭm, -lă)
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain.
Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen.
2. Synonym(s): caul (1) .
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]

veil

1. a covering structure.
2. a caul or piece of amniotic sac occasionally covering the face of a newborn animal.

veil cell
fibroblast-like cells which surround small vessels in the dermis.
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Irrespective of the reasons for which they had veiled, all women admitted that wearing the hijab "is not a trivial thing, it is a very serious matter.
Religious channels, like Channel Six, hire veiled presenters and the same applies to the Holy Quran radio station that bears the name of the Moroccan king," he wrote.
5) I will not allow a veiled student to take exams unless she has been checked.
Shirazi lists the kinds of images of veiled Middle Eastern women she says are presented by the American advertising industry--"the concubine in the harem at the mercy of her tyrannical master; the exotic but inaccessible veiled women; and the suppressed women who is treated like chattel"--although these descriptions seem far too dichotomized to me.
Once the classical text has been subjected to the rigors of allegoresis, made naked with her overly seductive surface beauties cut away, she can be re-covered once again, "kept with care, and dressed and tasted by no less a person than Fulgentius," [44] the Virgilian commentator who, among others, represented classical poetry as veiled truth.
Veiled Threats proceeds directly from his 1992 book, Madonnas that Maim.
However, in Egypt, a Middle Eastern country, where the majority of citizens are Muslim and the majority of women are veiled, several luxurious resorts have implemented their own ban and prevent women from entering pools wearing burkinis.
French politicians have said the law will also apply to tourists from the Middle East and the Gulf who are often seen fully veiled in luxury shops on the Paris boulevards.
I personally do not like to see fully veiled women, but then again I don't like to see middle aged British men with ugly beer guts in shorts and no tops
A CROWD of angry protesters, including around 30 veiled Muslim women, jeered embattled Labour MP Jack Straw yesterday.
Some years ago I was on the concourse of a large rail station wondering where I should go for trains to a particular area and saw two women together - one veiled, one not.
Mr Straw said a meeting with a veiled woman had made him reconsider his views.